My beloved Husband of 54 years passed away suddenly as lock down started and I was completely isolated from family and friends. As a means of coping I decided on the challenge of a quilt - because of my fabric addiction and living in a small country town, I had everything I needed. I also… Continue reading Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt
There are several collections at Graceful Embroidery which feature my own style of grunge embroidery. A while back I was asked to create some embroidery for a bridal gown similar to my Amore Grunge collection but with morning glory flowers. I love these type of embroidery designs as they stitch out quickly as the leaves… Continue reading Creating another Grunge style collection
Well I think the title maybe a little inaccurate and that is may take more than one year, but I set out to create a quilt using my Crazy quilt blocks in 2018. When you view them you will see that there are various sizes, themes and colour schemes. Is it possible to take them… Continue reading My 2018 Crazy Quilt block challenge
Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy blocks. I used Schmetz Gold embroidery needles, 75/11 and Tire Silk #50 threads. First of… Continue reading Diary of a bird’s nest – a re-blog
I just adore creating crazy quilt blocks as attaching the small segments of fabric in a sequence results in beautiful embroidery. Within the block there is a place to treasure forever those tiny scraps of fabric or lace that you could not bear to throw away. I think it is the mixture of fabric and embroidery… Continue reading a sumptuous crazy quilt
Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy blocks. I used Schmetz Gold embroidery needles, 75/11 and Tire Silk #50 threads. First of… Continue reading diary of a quilt block with a bird’s nest!
I am finishing off my latest 10 quilt blocks. These go through several stages of development, and I cannot release any designs until I am absolutely happy with the overall look of them. Some designs look perfect on my software even before their first stitchout after being digitised. Others do not quite look right, and… Continue reading more 8″ quilt blocks
Well we all know that disasters happen in the sewing room and I discovered my big mistake yesterday when I completed the second half of my Dresden style "Epic" crazy quilt. The secret is how to put it all right without going back to the beginning..... I had already chosen the 7 fabric pieces for… Continue reading the second part of the Dresden quilt block
A few weeks ago I decided it was time to find out all there was to know about quilt blocks, embroidering them out and joining them for a beautiful completed project. I have been asked several times what the back of my quilt blocks look like, and in this tutorial you will find out how… Continue reading a quilt block tutorial you cannot afford to miss!
I am currently finishing off the second set of Pamela's Joy Quilt blocks and have been giving a great deal of thought to how best they can be stitched out, joined and completed. Several of you have asked me what my preferred method is, and at present I am developing my own unique system for all the quilt blocks at Graceful… Continue reading creating more Pamela’s Joy Quilt blocks